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Old 07-30-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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Where are the 5-speeds????

Me and a buddy went window shopping the other day, man-style. WE were in the Houston TX area and visited some of the very large Ford dealerships there. They had literally rows of Focuses. HOWEVER we saw not a single 5-speed. EVERYTHING was automatic, even ALL of the Fiestas too. I know I have the only 5-speed Focus that I have seen at any of my local dealers, but I thought that was justbecause they were small and only had 5-6 Focuses on the lot. I though surely the large dealers with 20 or so on the lot would have one or two.

Out of curiosity, WHO here has 5-speeds? I love my manual, and as the wife drives it more and more she is falling in love with it to.


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Old 07-30-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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I do. Had to order it. Love it!
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I have a 5 speed with the sport package, wouldn't have it any other way. I do believe the auto to 5spd ratio is about 10 to 1 or 10% 5spd. I read an article about a week ago somewhere and the focus has one of the higher manual transmission percentages in the current market.

Tho it is a bit odd they don't have any, maybe because the 2012 are almost all gone and a good number of 2013 haven't been made yet...
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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I finally found one at a dealer, got a pretty good deal because they said no one wanted it and they hadnt had much interest. It had 7,900 miles on it, it had been a rental car (not really a good thing LOL) But hey, I got a deal!
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:37 AM   #5
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I finally found one at a dealer, got a pretty good deal because they said no one wanted it and they hadnt had much interest. It had 7,900 miles on it, it had been a rental car (not really a good thing LOL) But hey, I got a deal!
I had the opposite experience. My dealer ordered 5 manuals in one shipment. When I was searching, I saw them in transit so I went and left a deposit. By the time they arrived, they were all sold. People had travelled over 100 miles to get one, too.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:19 AM   #6
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Same problem as everyone else - there was no 5spds anywhere to be found, so I special ordered the 5spd SE w/ sport.

Longest 6 week wait that has ever happened.
Try 11 weeks

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I finally found one at a dealer, got a pretty good deal because they said no one wanted it and they hadnt had much interest. It had 7,900 miles on it, it had been a rental car (not really a good thing LOL) But hey, I got a deal!
Who the hell rented a manual? Must have been a local company. No national chain I'm aware of has manual trans cars in their fleet, especially in the econ class. Too many sheeple can't drive stick and they would lose rental revenue as the cheap car would sit.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #7
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Who the hell rented a manual? Must have been a local company. No national chain I'm aware of has manual trans cars in their fleet, especially in the econ class. Too many sheeple can't drive stick and they would lose rental revenue as the cheap car would sit.
Apparently a manual rental was such a flop Ford bought the car back. They owned it from May to October and put 7,900 miles on the car.
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I would imagine that the majority of '12 owners on this site have either the SE sport package with 5 speed or a Ti with dct. Not that there aren't others, that just seems to be what I see the majority of among 'enthusiasts'.

I got to drive another members' Ti with 5 speed, and there is usually a few times a week that I wish I had one. Then I could get a sts...
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5-spd here on my '12. Absolutely fell in love with it when I test drove one that was at my dealer's. Promptly ordered a 5-spd SE without the sport package to avoid the rear disc brakes. The best manual-transmission and clutch combos I've ever driven. The clutch takeup is absolutely perfect.
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Promptly ordered a 5-spd SE without the sport package to avoid the rear disc brakes.


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